Tuition Reimbursement Program

UTMB has made enhancements to our Tuition Reimbursement Program and increased the available funding for FY19 to reflect the university’s commitment and investment in our employees.

The program promotes the professional growth and development of employees by providing tax-free educational assistance for graduate and undergraduate course credits related to an approved degree plan from a nationally accredited college or university.

Eligibility Requirements

Employees must meet the following criteria to be eligible for tuition reimbursement:

  • Be pursuing a registered nursing degree or a degree that directly relates to a hard-to-fill position
  • Work 30 hours or more per week
  • Have completed six months of employment at UTMB
  • Be in good standing when the semester begins – no performance improvement plan or corrective action initiated within the last 12 months
  • Sign an agreement asserting that you will work for UTMB one semester for every semester paid by the institution or repay the funds received

Application Process

Interested employees must submit a Tuition Reimbursement Application and Agreement and a copy of your degree plan to HR Benefits Services at least 30 days before the start of the semester. You will be notified by email of the approval or denial of your application.

Tuition Reimbursement Application and Agreement
Tuition Reimbursement Sample Degree Plan

Please be advised that the number of participants accepted into the program each fiscal year is contingent upon the availability of funds.

Reimbursement Guidelines

Employees may be reimbursed up to $3,000 per fiscal year for course credits and related fees from a nationally accredited college or university. To be reimbursed, employees must submit proof of grades and receipt of fees paid to HR Benefits Services within 30 days of the end of the semester. Please be advised that receipts submitted for reimbursement must match the courses approved in the Tuition Reimbursement Application and Agreement.

Tuition Reimbursement Plan Document
IHOP Policy 3.5.1 Tuition Reimbursement


Please note:

  • Completing an application is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.
  • Participation in the program does not constitute a right to employment or advancement.
  • UTMB reserves the right to restrict eligibility for specific plan years or to change or terminate the program without prior notice.

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